At a white nationalist hearing on Capitol Hill, GOP witnesses dispute threat

It was supposed to be a hearing on white supremacy, and the faltering efforts of the Trump administration to quell violent expressions of white nationalism. But that’s not quite what took place on Tuesday morning at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, which gave short shrift to issues like the de-funding of programs meant to combat white extremism, and the promotion of hatred on social media, and instead featured Republican witnesses disputing seemingly basic facts about history both recent and distant.